Everest Base Camp stands at an elevation of 5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet. and your trip to this amazing destination starts from Kathmandu, Nepal. After a day of exploring the Kathmandu city which holds several UNESCO World Heritage sites, giving you a glimpse of Nepal’s architectural history.
After a 25 minutes of twin otter flight from Kathmandu, you will land at Lukla; the gateway to the top of the world! The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. From Lukla, the trek leads upper to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters/ 11,290 feet, following the valley of the Dudh Koshi river.
The stunning landscapes and the breathtaking views of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest 8,848 meters/ 29,029 feet, Mt. Lhotse 8,516meters/ 27,940 feet, Mt. Cho Oyu 8,188meters/ 26,864 feet and Mt. Ama Dablam 6,812meters/ 22,349 feet among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp Trek route. You will also experience the cultures of the Himalayan Sherpa en route this trek.
Everest Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft). Your trip starts in the valley of temples, Kathmandu. An ancient city famous for Hindu temples and Buddhist Stupas. Several United Nations World Heritage Sites gives you a glimpse of the Golden Age of Nepal’s art and architectural history.
A day touring Kathmandu and another prepping for the trek follows a twin-otter flight to Lukla where the trail head begins to the top of the world.
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. From Lukla, the trek leads upper to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 meters (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Koshi river.
Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters
Following the trans-Atlantic flight, you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. EWT will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Welcome dinner awaits in the evening.
Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters
A guide will show you the beauty of Kathmandu, an amalgam of glorious past and modern-day chaos. You also pack and prepare for the trek. Our guides will check your equipment to make sure you are all set.
Elevation: 8,563 feet / 2610 meters
45 minutes twin-otter flight from Kathmandu takes you to the trail head,Lukla(2886m). The trek start on gradual slopes with 4-5 hours of walkto Phakding.
Elevation: 11,290 feet / 3,440 meters
A trek along the Dudhkosi, a river white like milk, crossing the many swinging suspension bridges we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, we cross the famous uphill towards the Gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar.
Rest day on mountains mean staying active all day but sleeping back in the same altitude, not higher. Rest day at Namche is time for an early start to one of the highlights of the Everest Region, a hike to Syangboche. This short hike takes you to the vantage point where the majestic Himalayan giants including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Ambadablam unveil. You return to Namche, the bazaar with internet café, bakeries, museum, various shops with western climbing equipment and local artifacts.
Elevation: 12,664 feet / 3,860 meters
Destination for today is Thyangboche which is home to the famous monastery perched on the highest altitude in the world. Time to get blessings and awaken the internal journey.
Elevation: 4,469 feet / 4,410 meters
From Thyangboche the trail descends to the heavens. Yes, that’s right. Debuche is considered ‘paradise’ in the Rai community. We continue the journey to Pangboche, Dingboche and finally Pheriche. In today’s journey you can notice the terrain now covered in lowering bushes.
Hiking to Nagakarsang Hill. Gain around 500 meters and rest at Pheriche.
Elevation: 16,109 feet / 4,910 meters
The landscape rises in gradual slope parallel to Khumbu Glacier. On our way to Lobuche we pass the stone memorials for the departed soul of climbers who decided to rest in the mountains. Mt Pumorishines on us as we reach Lobuche.
Elevation: 17,000 feet / 5,182 meters
Gorakhshep(5100m) is the final point to see permanent human facility, home to a few tea-houses. Two hours trek from Gorakhshep and we are at the foot of Mt Everest. We will spend a few hours at the Base camp and return to Gorakhshep.
Elevation: 17,575 feet / 5,357 meters
We start early to catch the magnificence of Mt Everest. Kala Patthar offers one of the most rewarding views of Everest. This is where most famous pictures of Everest are clicked. We will return to Gorakhshep for breakfast and keep going to the day’s destination, Lobuche.
- • Guide & porter fee.
- • Sightseeing in Kathmandu inclusive of
- entrance fees.
- • Accommodation and standard 3 meals
- (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the
- trek and accommodation with breakfast
- only in Kathmandu.
- • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and
- • Trekkers Information Management
- Systems-TIMS permit.
- • Solukhumbu entry fee.
- • A well-stocked first aid and medical kit
- sufficient to counter any possible
- mountaineering ailments from
- headache to serious injury.
- • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulators in
- case of emergency.
- • Emergency communications on the
- mountain and satellite communications
- link for helicopter evacuation. Personal
- calls subject to charges at US$ 4 per
- • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla
- and from Lukla to Kathmandu.
- • Celebration dinner in Kathmandu.
- • Airport transfers (international &
- • Insurance, search and rescue.
- • Trekking equipment (available on hire).
- • Mineral water, Beverages & Snacks
- outside of scheduled itinerary.
- • Laundry and dry cleaning services.
- • Internet and phone facilities.
- • Trip cancellation charges (30% of total
- • International flight tickets.
- • Visa fees.
- • Tips to guides and porters.
- • Any cost outside of scheduled itinerary.